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Executive Technical Fellow - Cloud

Company: USAA
Location: Grapevine
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Purpose of Job** This leader will sit in our home office in San Antonio, or in our regional hubs in Plano, TX, Charlotte, or Colorado Springs.

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

Responsible for the overall cloud technical strategy and translates business needs into technical solutions. Defines solutions to business problems the use of cloud technology. Designs, develops, and analyzes overall architecture of cloud technologies and solutions including internal systems, hardware, software and vendor solutions. Ensures that integrated hardware and software architecture solutions meet performance, scalability, reliability, and security needs. Researches and recommends technology to improve the current systems. Provides organizational leadership and technical vision, coupled with strong business acumen to deliver an efficient, sound, and industry leading technical platform.Job RequirementsPrimary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role -(to include cloud governance).
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled (across USAA cloud environments). -
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for cloud technology (and other business activities, as appropriate)
  • Accountable for the development, implementation, and integration of the cloud strategy, in alignment with USAAs overall technology strategy.
  • Serves as primary consultant to senior stakeholders on large-scale cloud technology efforts.
  • Influences the highest levels of senior management regarding development, hardware and software configurations by influencing and empowering Technical Architects, peer Technical Fellows, or the Chief Technology Officer.
  • Responsible for creating multi-year plans to operationalize a technology strategy, with key milestones, deliverables, and realization targets.
  • Develops and ensures adoption of USAAs cloud education program across various audiences. Maintains literacy on emerging technologies and leads with a culture of continuous learning.
  • Provides executive oversight on solution architecture designed by enterprise architecture teams to determine feasibility of solution delivery.
  • Provides knowledge counsel to executive management on cross-divisional, cross-applications, and cross-technology issues.
  • Directs the assessment of integration and supports impacts of new, proposed, and existing cloud technologies, and advises executive management.
  • Builds and oversees a team of Technical Architects that support technical portfolio impacting the entire Enterprise through ongoing execution of recruiting, development, retention, coaching and support, performance management, and managerial activities.Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems/Management or related field; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.
    • 10+ years of experience architecting and deploying complex geographically separated applications. Progressive experience developing cross-domain technical strategies, managing complex technology transformation initiatives, and delivering results within a large-scale technology environment.
    • 6+ years leadership experience directly or indirectly leading technology professionals in a Technical Architecture or Engineering environment.
    • Strong experience working with (AWS) Amazon Web Services technologies.
    • Successfully implemented hybrid cloud solutions in production in a complex environment.
    • Demonstrated experience managing cloud capabilities in a regulated environment.
    • Extensive experience creating and implementing strategic technology plans and roadmaps at the executive level for enterprise-wide solutions.
    • Experience collaborating with key resources and stakeholders, influencing decisions, and managing work to achieve strategic goals.
    • Ability to consider process, business impact, timing, budget, organization, strategy, and change management for technology decisions.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of IT related risk management frameworks and policies (such as TOGAF, COBIT, etc.).Preferred Experience:
      • 4+ working with (AWS) Amazon Web Services technologies.
      • Thorough understanding of modern CI/CD development pipelines.
      • Strong understanding of modernizing WebSphere applications for cloud native deployment.
      • Industry certifications to include AWS - Certified Solution Architect, TOGAF 9, and/or Zachman Certified Enterprise Architect.
      • Thorough understanding of cloud risks and demonstrated ability to establish appropriate risk posture.Compensation:USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $207,600 - 373,700.Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.Long Term Incentive Plan: Cash payment for Executive level roles only, representing a cash payment which is both time and performance based.Benefits:At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.Please click on the link below for more details.USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: USAA, Grapevine , Executive Technical Fellow - Cloud, Other , Grapevine, Texas

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